Author Archives: Mrs. Awadalla

About Mrs. Awadalla

I am a classroom teacher in Richmond, British Columbia. Interested in Math Education, Technology, Assessment, and Standards Based Grading (just to name a few things)... :)

Sharing Out Our Sinusoidal Function Task

Lindsay Santos-Cox ( and I were excited to get an innovation grant to look at what ways we could support the infusion of ADST into the mathematics classroom.  We were hoping to increase the use of the Library Learning Commons … Continue reading

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Phones During Assessments?! WHAT?!

One of my students figured out a way to securely use their phones during assessments – and I just had to share!  🙂 It use to be that I couldn’t allow students to have their phones out because they could use it … Continue reading

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A Number Talk about Radian Measure

On Tuesday, my Pre-Calculus 12 class used our classroom clothesline to explore the magnitudes of radian measures. When graphing sinusoidal functions, students have noticed that we can divide the period into four pieces (minimum, center, maximum, center) to help determine the location … Continue reading

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Building Number Sense with Clothesline Activities

One of the many great take-aways from the recent Professional Development day in October was an activity that begins with a clothesline (thanks to Estimation180 and Andrew Stadel).  Students are shown an image or given a question and asked to … Continue reading

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Our Math Vocabulary Wall – November 10th, 2015

Here’s a snapshot of our vocabulary wall as of today!  It’s loaded with the math vocabulary that we’re also hearing in our classes. On the back of each cue card there is a brief definition of each word, so if … Continue reading

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McMath’s Math Club

This year McMath students have started a Math Club… and it’s been wonderful to be a part of! Students have spent their club days working on different mathematics activities such as Waterloo contests and famous puzzles.  Today, students tried to find ways to create … Continue reading

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A fun spatial reasoning problem…

My students went CRAZY for this video… it’s pretty cool!  Enjoy!  🙂 If you’re dying to know how this “math miracle” is done, then here’s a great explanation…

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Calculating Marks for Report Cards…

Even though my classes receive feedback on each learning outcome using standards based grading, my school district still requires a percentage for reporting purposes. Luckily I have a brother who’s a software engineer and who is currently working on a program … Continue reading

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Creating my Class Set of Inexpensive Whiteboards

I had been meaning to “up my game” when it came to students using whiteboards… For the longest time I have been using these mini whiteboards from Spectrum, but students often each had their own and it wasn’t as collaborative as I … Continue reading

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Mobius Strip Fun!

At the Northwest Conference on Friday, Trevor Brown reminded us of all the neat things we can explore with Mobius strips! Here’s a quick video of the first few cases my classes explored (they tried to predict what would happen in different … Continue reading

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